» » ยป

Caduceus Tattoos Decatur AL

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Caduceus Tattoos. You will find informative articles about Caduceus Tattoos, including "Caduceus tattoos". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Decatur, AL that can help answer your questions about Caduceus Tattoos.

Ink City Tattoo & Exotic Piercing
(256) 306-9099
1029B 6Th Ave Se
Decatur, AL
Hours
Tues-Thurs: 12-8, Fri - Sat: 12-10
Scheduling
Appointments Preferred

Ink City
(256) 306-9099
1029 6th Ave Se Ste B
Decatur, AL
 
pulse body art studio
(256) 233-4655
24912 U.S. Highway 72 East
Athens, AL
 
Ink City Tattoo & Exotic Piercing
(256) 306-9099
1029b 6th Ave SE
Decatur, AL
Hours
12-8, Fri - Sat: 12-10

Splash Of Color
(334) 393-8260
3920 Rucker Blvd
Enterprise, AL
 
Ink City
(256) 306-9099
1029 6Th Ave Se Ste B
Decatur, AL
 
Art N Soul
(256) 286-2047
121 W Main Street
Hartselle, AL
 
The Pulse
(256) 233-4655
24912 Us Highway 72
Athens, AL
 
Pulse The
(256) 233-4655
24912 Us Highway 72
Athens, AL

Data Provided By:
Magic Needles Tattoo Studio
(256) 830-0102
417 Jordan Ln Nw
Huntsville, AL
 
Data Provided By:

Caduceus tattoos

Caduceus tattoo design ideas Caduceus or the Physician's Staff Tattoo - The caduceus derives from the Greek 'karykeion', meaning 'staff of the herald'. It was the symbol of the power to harm or to heal. It appears in images of the ancient Egyptian god of wisdom, Thoth, as a magic rod with twin snakes. Other variations show a staff entwined with twin serpents, topped with a pair of wings, or a winged sun and no snakes. Originally, those twin snakes may have been ribbons attached to the wings, eventually evolving into serpents.

Greek legend tells of a seer who, coming upon a pair of copulating serpents, tried to separate them by thrusting his staff between them. For his efforts he was transformed into a woman. Two snakes and a staff -- or wand -- became a symbol of transformative power.

Caduceus images

Caduceus tattoo design ideas Determining where those wings come from takes us into even deeper mythology. Wings, of course, are synonymous with Hermes, the Greek god who jetted about in his winged sandals at the behest of the gods, and conducted the dead on their way to Hades. (The Romans called him Mercury.) Hermes' magic wand turns out to be this very same caduceus. His association with the healing arts stems from the time (around 700 AD) when alchemists were referred to as 'the sons of Hermes'.

Caduceus tattoo design ideas Today, the caduceus is seen as an emblem of commercial and military organizations - the US army Medical Department made it their official insignia. In some parts of the world it is used by pharmaceutical companies. In the United States, many hospitals and medical associations have the caduceus as their emblem. The true and original symbol of medicine and healing, however, was the 'rod of Asclepius', with one serpent coiled around the staff, not two.

Caduceus tattoo design ideas In yoga, the caduceus represents the serpent energy of the Kundalini, the dual serpents suggesting both positive and negative energy. The staff is the spine, the serpent the energy, and the wings signifying the mind. Kundalini energy moves through the 'chakras' al...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Vanishing Tattoo